Guam – Guam gets a share of $125,064 from the $74-million grant awarded by the U.S. Housing and Urban development Authority to public housing authorities throughout the United States.
The funding is part of the Department’s Family Self-Sufficiency program and will go to public housing residents participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
The local program, known as Section 8, is under the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority.
“One of the most important things we can do as public servants is to help HUD-assisted families achieve their dreams,” U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said. “Working with our local partners, HUD is connecting families to educational opportunities, job training, childcare and other resources that allow them to get higher paying jobs and, ultimately, become self-sufficient.”
HUD said the five-year program has been successful so far. “The average household income of FSS participants nearly tripled during their time in the program, from $10,000 at the time of entry to more than $27,000 upon program completion.”